Welcome to the Wildcat’s
Home Page - Rockford, Illinois' Youth Cross Country Team

The Wildcats is a Youth Cross Country Team that started running in 1997. The program is designed to let kids have fun while learning about running. The ages of our runners range from 5-18. The program is open to all who might be interested in running. We compete in a series of cross-country meets during the fall, beginning in early October. The Wildcats host a meet on October 25, 2014, which is open to all youth runners. The Wildcats are a part of the Rockford Road Runners, a Road Runners Club of America organization member club. Rockford Wildcats are also affiliated with AAU and USA Track and Field.







Meets & Races

 Practice Schedule Locations & Times

How to Join & Release Form

Wildcat SmugMug Photo Galleries


Contact Us

Running   Links & More

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Results 1997-2014

Rockford Road Runners


Running Quotes & Inspiration

Wildcat  Scholarship Application

Wildcat X-C Handbook


Be a Wildcat start running today! Practice schedule below.




The Rockford Road Runner’s youth running club the Rockford Wildcats began giving out scholarships to Wildcat alumni in 2007. This is made possible by the ongoing generosity of members of the runner community and the dedication of Wildcat coaches and board members. The Wildcats are a free youth running program open to all children in the area interested in learning about running. We are grateful to those who continue to make it possible for us to continue rewarding those who not only go on to excel in academics, community service and running.

Click Here For 2014 Wildcat Scholarship Application


Applications for 2014 Scholarships must be submitted by May 31, 2014.



Wildcats 18th year of running


What do you need to run?


A completed & signed release >>> FORM (bring to practice)


“A pair of running shoes and a desire to run.”





If you are visiting this website and wish to join the Wildcat Team you only need two things; a desire to run and a pair of running shoes.  

See location & times for Wildcat practices below.  





Wildcat Mission Statement

We will provide all youth with the opportunity to
each personal goals, be a leader, practice good
sportsmanship and learn respect for self and others.



  • Wildcats will be positive role models.
  • Wildcats value each runner and the efforts they are making.
  • Wildcats realize that each runner has different talents, abilities and goals.
  • Wildcats measure success by effort and personal satisfaction rather than place or time.
  • Wildcats value the relationships made and the fun shared by all kids who are team members.





Wildcats  2014 Session Begins March 8th

If you would like information as we send it out in the spring send us an email and request please add us to the Wildcats email list, we do not share the list with others and you can have your name taken off at anytime. Be sure to bring a signed 2014 release FORM  to your first practice of the season.

Email us here

Note: Some of our Sat. locations will be announced when weather & trail conditions are known as we will try to work in some trail running if possible.































































Thurs. April 17


River Path (meet in parking lot south of the YMCA Log lodge)

Sat. April 19


River Path (meet in parking lot south of the YMCA Log lodge)

We run first today then it is an egg hunt.

Mon. April 21


River Path (meet in parking lot south of the YMCA Log lodge)

Tues. April 22


River Path (meet in parking lot south of the YMCA Log lodge)

Thurs. April 24


River Path (meet in parking lot south of the YMCA Log lodge)

Sat. April 26

No Practice

No practice we race tomorrow!


Sun. April 27

Heritage Run

We take a break for the Month of May, summer practices begin in June look for a full schedule coming in late April

Tues. June 3


Wildcat Summer Practices Begin – Location to be Announced

Some 2014 Dates to Mark

Sat. June 21


Wildcat Summer Picnic

Sat. Aug. 2

State Street Mile

Sat. Aug. 16


Wildcat Olympics & Pool Party







Go Wildcats !!!




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